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University Of Michigan Student Files Complaint Over Rape Threat

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The Union Building on the campus of University of Michigan. (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

The Union Building on the campus of University of Michigan. (WWJ/Stephanie Davis)

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ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) - A student has filed a federal complaint against the University of Michigan that says the school didn’t protect him after another student threatened him with rape.

The student, who filed the complaint Wednesday with the U.S. Education Department, said the university fired him from his job as a residential adviser last year after he talked to housing officials about the school’s lack of response.

“They really didn’t care,” the student told the Detroit Free Press. “They fired me instead of trying to resolve my concerns.”

School spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said the university hadn’t received official notice of the complaint as of Thursday morning, so he couldn’t comment.

The complaint is the third such allegation filed against the university this year. The two others involve the university’s handling of rape allegations against former football player Brendan Gibbons.

The department’s Office of Civil Rights is investigating the university following those complaints.

MORE: 55 Colleges, Including MSU And U-M, Face Federal Sex Assault Investigation

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